It Could Be Worse

Photo by: Russell Gayer

Maureen had driven all night ’til morning. The coffee kept her awake, but now she had to go…Go…GO!

The abandoned building had no door on the bathroom. The toilet was dusty, covered with animal footprints. It was gruesome, but Maureen had a terrible phobia of peeing near bushes. Liberally applied hand sanitizer made it slightly less horrific. Nothing could be worse, she thought as she walked back to the car.

After she left, two furry aliens on a secret mission, climbed out of the toilet.

“No not the bush!” mocked Captain Hyrth, glaring at Lieutentant Gilk. “She’ll pee on it!”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers:

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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40 Responses to It Could Be Worse

  1. James says:

    It was worse, for the aliens that is.

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  2. Dale says:


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  3. prior.. says:

    funny twist at the end…
    assuming she’d pee on the bushes – nice twist

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  4. That was brilliantly funny! The funniest story I’ve read so far for this week’s prompt. Thank you for making me laugh out loud.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  5. bbryanthomas says:

    A good Laff. Loved it

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  6. Iain Kelly says:

    Haha, poor aliens. Welcome to Earth! 🙂

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  7. Dear Eric,

    I can’t see to type. This cracked me up. Someone should tell them that one in the toilet is worth two in the bush. 😉



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  8. Lyn says:

    One can’t help wondering if the abandoned building was their disguised spaceship. In which case, they have no one to blame but themselves. Definitely not enough research before setting out on their scouting mission. LOL a TARDIS it isn’t 😀

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    • EagleAye says:

      It wasn’t. Their ship was cloaked in the tree line. Caught off guard and far from their ship, they just had to hide. It’s a case of zigged when they should’ve zagged. I doubt the young Lieutenant will go out on more field ops any time soon. 😉

      Thanks Lyn!

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  9. Susan says:

    This made me laugh. Poor Aliens

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  10. Ha ha ha ha ha. Absolutely loved the ending. Brilliant.

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  11. pennygadd51 says:

    It could have been worse for the aliens – they might have been flushed out of their hiding place.
    I liked your twist at the end!

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    • EagleAye says:

      Yikes! That would’ve been awful. And navigating their way out of the sewer system would’ve been almost as bad as navigating the Jersey Turnpike. 😉 Glad you enjoyed this, and thanks kindly! 🙂

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  13. Nan Falkner says:

    The Lieutenant is smarter than the Captain! Cute story!

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  14. rgayer55 says:

    Hilarious. It will take me two hours to wipe this grin off my face.

    I loved the opening and the go…Go…GO! It reminded me of something from a Dick & Jane reader or a Dr. Suess Book. Outstanding!

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  15. granonine says:

    Lots of laughter this week, including mine. This just really tickles my funny bone 🙂

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  16. O.K. You’ve done it again. Thanks for making me smile after a fairly hard day.

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  17. One of my favourite takes on this prompt so far. How amusing and clever….had me glued to my screen from start to finish. Loving the characters of the 2 aliens already…want more of them…:) Keep writing! Cheers! 🙂

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  18. Hilarious, Eric. That’s one way to chase aliens away. Good humor writing. They beam down to earth at their own expense. 😀 — Suzanne

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